Olympic Competitor nr 4336
Olympic Competitor nr 2171
B. 1874-06-09, Rutland, VT, USA; D. 1960-02-18
Athletics (2 bronze)
|Standing High Jump||bronze||3840|
|Standing Long Jump||fourth||2400|
|Standing Triple Jump||fourth||2400|
Olympic Competitor nr 1021
B. 1878-07-09, USA; D. 1935-01-23
Athletics (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 783
Figure Skating (1 gold, 2 bronze)
Four times together with Zhao Hongbo.
Olympic Competitor nr 4950
B. 1884-06-02, Great Britain; D. 1954-07-09
Tug-of-War (2 gold, 1 silver)
|Tug of War||gold||silver||gold||11400|
Olympic Competitor nr 4128
Olympic Competitor nr 4498
B. 1883-09-05, Almonesson, NJ, USA; D. 1942-01-04
Track and Field (4 gold, 1 silver)
|1600 m Relay||gold||2800|
|4x400 m Relay||gold
At London, he went through the first 400 metres in 53 seconds and he went
on to win the 800 metres in the world record time of 1.52.8. At Stockholm,
he tried the same, but after an opening lap of 52.4, he was overtaken by
Ted Meredith who set a new world record of 1.51.9.
He was rejected by the New York Police because he had a weak heart, but he would later become a lawyer and he defended the kidnappers of the Lindberg children.
Olympic Competitor nr 3415
B. 1972-01-13, Minsk, Belarus
Gymnastics (6 gold, 4 bronze)
The last national champion of the USSR in 1990.
B. 1881-03-28, Ireland, but lived in New York, NY, USA; D. 1918-03-27
Track and Field (5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
|Discus Throw, freestyle||gold||gold|
|Discus Throw, Greek style||fourth||gold||6000|
|Standing Long Jump||silver||bronze||7380|
|Standing High Jump||silver||16th||4507.2|
An extra throw had to decide the winner of the St.Louis discus, as Sheridan
and Ralph Rose had both thrown an equal 39.28
m. Sheridan threw 1.52 m further.
He won two gold (Shot, Discus) and three silver (standing high and long jumps, stone throw) at Athina in 1906.
The competitions of Standing High Jump and Discus, Greek style, were going on at the same time, but still Sheridan managed to finish in the top-four in both.
His 25th place in the pentathlon is because he had to withdraw after the first event because of injury. He had been the big favorite, and his withdrawal threw the competition wide open.
Olympic Competitor nr 2066
Olympic Competitor nr 3475
Olympic Competitor nr 4293
Olympic Competitor nr 3127
B. 1877-01-10, Zhytomyr, now in Ukraine; competed for Russia
Olympic Competitor nr 5052
Dividing Russians according to the data available means classing this athlete as Ukrainian.
Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2011-08-26
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